Babble, the parent site of this here MomCrunch, is very proud to have the first-ever “Mominations” celebrating the top 100 Moms Who Are Changing Your World. Babble calls the list “our attempt to catalogue and celebrate some of the most inspiring mothers who have changed the world for the better.”
I think this is pretty great news.
I also really admire the thought behind why Babble decided to create this list.
Here’s a funny thing we at Babble have noted with increasing alarm: The most visible mothers in our society right now are the ones on tabloids. Deserving or not, women who have babies and can pose two weeks later in a bikini have become our role models, our focal point through the strange, amazing and occasionally hilarious territory of motherhood.
What if, we asked ourselves, we could do one small thing to change that? What if we could shine a light on some of the most fascinating, influential moms in the world, real women who can show us how empowering being a mom can be?
The “mominations” are already pouring in, and number one on the list is a social media superstar mom in the Executive category; Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operations Officer of Facebook. But also included on the list is mom blogger Dooce’s Heather Armstrong in Entrepreneurial, and many others have been additionally nominated in a kind of “write in” campaign including Mom Crunch’s own Katie Allison Granju. Find the full list of initial nominees here.
If you have someone you’d like to nominate, you can go here to do so. Who are some of the hero moms in your life and how are they changing the world for the better?
So what will the winners receive and how will they be selected? Babble says the following.
Nominated moms will then be voted on by the viewing public at http://mom.babble.com/mom/mominations/leading-mominees/, so be sure to get the word our and promote your nominee’s cause! Voting ends on September 6, and we will announce the winners that you have picked on September 12. Help us acknowledge and applaud the moms and the great work they’ve done in making the world a better place; nominate a mom today.
So remember to vote early and often!